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FDA announces it will regulate e-cigarettes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today proposed a new rule that would extend the agency’s tobacco authority to cover additional tobacco products — including electronic cigarettes, commonly know as “e-cigarettes.” The FDA currently regulates cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, roll-your-own tobacco, and smokeless tobacco. Products that would be subject to the new FDA regulation include not […] [Read More]
Categories: smoking

Concussion conference at Quinnipiac

Quinnipiac University will host “The Concussion Conference Connecticut: Return to School then Return to Play,” from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7, in the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences on the North Haven Campus, 370 Bassett Road. The conference will provide basic and advanced concussion management training for pediatricians, athletic […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health

Winners of Griffin’s ‘Paint-A-Duck’ contest really fit the bill

Last Tuesday, Griffin Hospital administrators selected the winners of its fourth annual Paint-A-Duck contest and awarded the lucky folks $25 gift certificates to the hospital’s pharmacy and gift shop. The pharmacy and gift shop sold more than 100 kits in support of the Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness this Easter season. Entrants were encouraged to […] [Read More]

Forums on mental health around the state this spring

As part of the statewide effort to improve children’s mental health services, six public forums will take place across the state this spring. Feedback from the forums, along with input from written comments and other meetings, will be considered in the development of a statewide children’s behavioral health plan. All forums will take place from […] [Read More]
Greg Williams, seated at left with back to camera, prepares to interview actress Kristen Johnston for a segment in the documentary, "The Anonymous People." The film won a PRISM Award this week.

Danbury filmmaker wins PRISM award for addiction film

“The Anonymous People,” a documentary about addiction by Danbury filmmaker Greg Williams, won a PRISM Award for documentary feature film Tuesday night. The awards recognize accurate depiction of substance abuse and mental illness: prevention, treatment and recovery in film, television, interactive, music, DVD, and comic book entertainment. Other winners included Julia Roberts, for her role […] [Read More]
Categories: alcohol, drug abuse

Talk on nutrition and breast cancer in Fairfield

The Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center, 111 Beach Road, Fairfield, will host a talk by Amy DiCioccio, oncology dietitian from Bridgeport Hospital’s Nutrition and Wellness Center, at noon Friday, April 25. DiCioccio will discuss nutrition and breast cancer. To register, call 203-255-5469.   [Read More]

Breast cancer support group in Milford

Meetings of the Milford Hospital Breast Cancer Support Group take place the first Wednesday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Auditorium A at Milford Hospital, 300 Seaside Ave., Milford.  The meetings are free of charge and open to the general public.  The next meeting will be on Wednesday, May 7.  Call Milford […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer, Milford

Latinas at higher risk for diabetes

Nearly 1 million Latinas aren’t aware that they are at risk of developing diabetes, according to a new study co-authored by a Food and Drug Administration staff member. Of those women, many will likely not get the care they need because they won’t visit a physician or medical clinic, where they could take a simple […] [Read More]
Categories: diabetes